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Velominatus: goughie

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Been a cyclist since age eight. I know, a late starter... Fifty nine years on, just bought my first road bike in thirty one years; A TREK Damone 2.1. Based in Bath UK, you gotta love those hills.....

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I’m not even talking about all the pseudo-asthmatics out there, vaping their way to better breathing. My breathing is just fine. It’s my little citron sized heart that is slowing me down. Is there a street-legal injection or vacuum pump for heart enlargement, or a trip to a doctor in the Congo that would transplant a badass Mandrill heart for m...

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  1. I get it, basically espresso is the way to . We all know that, dont we? I agree that it needs to be repeated on a regular basis. Thank Merckx I love the stuff! »

Climbing is something I enjoy more than I am good at it; any time I see a new road pointing up to the heavens, I find myself irresistibly drawn to explore where it leads. Every season I come to the conclusion that my training routes are all very hilly and I arrive at the brilliant idea that I should plot out a new course which seeks out the flatt...

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  1. Thanks for that Frank.   Whenever I need inspiration and motivation to get out and Ride the Bike, I can always rely on your good self.    Goughie.. »

Maybe it’s the milestone of aging that I recently reached. It could be an awareness of the unique foibles of this sport/activity/pastime that I practice. Possibly, I just woke up one day and realised that this is a weird thing for a middle-aged man to be doing. The time for reassessment hit me, involuntarily and without warning. And I’m...

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Brett. I too have pondered the prospect of taking to the dirt. I came back to the road after many years of intermittent MTB activity. The lure of The Road has won, for now. Modern cycles and all the fantastic kit easily ou… »